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Publication Number:      Date:  Nov/Dec 1997
Issue No: Vol. 61 No. 3
Date: Nov/Dec 1997



"...From Dense Ignorance and Otherwise": A Not Entirely Serious Look at America's 100 (Plus) Years War with Europe

by Richard Weingroff

For more than 100 years, the United States and Europe have waged a friendly competition to build the best highways.

FHWA's International Technology Scanning Program

by Robert A. Ford and Donald A. Symmes

The program looks throughout the world for the best and most appropriate technology, management practices, and research that can be cost-effectively adapted to programs in the United States.

New CVO Technologies Hit the Road

by Nels Ericson

The "Technology Truck" is part of a program to inform state and local decision-makers about the state-of-the-art in commercial vehicle technologies and the benefits of Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA's) Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)/Commercial Vehicle Operations (CVO) Program.

Puttin' on the RITS

by Michael Kulbacki

The Colorado Department of Transportation, in cooperation with FHWA, instituted a series of initiatives to develop a rural ITS (RITS) program.

The ARTS Compendium: FHWA's Electronic Rural ITS Project Tracking System

by Galina Belfor, Lee-Jane Chen, Charles Liu, Paul Pisano, and Eileen Singleton

FHWA created the Advanced Rural Transportation System (ARTS) Compendium as a tool to track current technology applications related to rural areas and to help identify areas in need of further research and field testing.

The Current Status of ITS in Japan

by Yasuhiko Iwasaki

The people of Japan look to intelligent transportation systems to solve pressing traffic problems.

Actual Hands-Off Steering - And Other Wonders of the Modern World

by Bob Bryant

Demo '97, the demonstration of the technical feasibility of automated highway systems (AHS) technologies by the National AHS Consortium, was a huge success.

Where Flowers Bloom, So Does Hope

by Bob Bryant and Bonnie L. Harper-Lore

On Aug. 27, 1997, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Rodney E. Slater dedicated a roadside native wildflower garden in honor of Mrs. Lyndon Johnson.

Utah's I-15 Design-Build Project

by Roy O. Nelson

The largest single design-build highway contract in the United States provides for the reconstruction of I-15 through the Salt Lake City metropolitan area in time for the 2002 Winter Olympics.

Three Years later and Exceeding Expectations: Highway Innovative Technology Evaluation Center (HITEC)

by Peter Kissinger and Nicole Testa

Created three years ago as a first-stop service center to speed the introduction of innovative technologies into the highway marketplace, HITEC has filled an unprecedented role in the highway community.

Wetland Mitigation

by Cheryl M. Nash and Morgan Cotton

An award-winning wetland compensation project in Illinois is now a model for wetland mitigation in the Midwest.



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